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Nyko unveils 3.5″ hard drive data bank thingy for the PS4

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PS4 Nyko data bank

The current generation of gaming won’t be defined by broken game launches, timed exclusives or battery lifespans in controllers. It’ll all come down to which console manages to have a decent compression ratio for data so that I don’t run out of f***ing space for all of my games. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 both boast 500GB internal hard drives (not including the memory tax here). And they’re both easy to fill up. But Nyko has a strange solution for the PS4 at least.

And that solution comes in the form of a new data bank, which adds a dock to your console that allows players to slot in a tradition 3.5” hard drive. “The solution eliminates the need for an external hard drive, which currently cannot support game installs or save data,” said Nyko at CES via VG247, when they unveiled the device.

This also allows for larger storage, faster running speeds and less expensive prices found with 3.5″ hard drives.

It also allows for the console to look like a lop-sided Kit-Kat bar, but that’s just me. In all seriousness however, I’ve found the PlayStation 4 to have the best storage capacity so far. I’ve got several games, apps and plenty of captured video on my console, and I still happen to 228.4gb of free space out of the allotted 404.6gb that is available. Here’s the list of games that I currently have on the console, that are taking up less than half the space so far:

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • GTA V
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare
  • Secret Ponchos
  • Resogun
  • Lego Batman 3
  • Escape Plan
  • Disney Infinity 2.0
  • Surgeon Simulator
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition
  • Strider
  • PixelJunk Shooter Ultimate
  • Outlast
  • Trials Fusion

That’s rather beefy. On my Xbox One, I currently have left 76.2gb out of the 364.9gb available , thanks to the following long list games:

  • Far Cry 4
  • Titanfall
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • WWE 2K14
  • Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
  • Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Halo The Master Chief Collection
  • Halo 5: Guardians Beta
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Forza Horizon 2
  • D4
  • Max: The Curse Of Brotherhood
  • Pinball FX2
  • Worms Battlegrounds
  • Volgar The Viking

The Nyko device has no price yet, but details are expected later this year. Remember, you can upgrade your PS4 internals by slotting a new 2.5″ HDD inside of it, while the Xbox One allows for external support with compatible USB 3.0 devices. Or you could be like me, and realise that you need to trim some fat off of your consoles.

Last Updated: January 8, 2015

44 Comments

  1. Well its in demand so im assuming the price would be a arm , leg and Kidney

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  2. Mandom (Umar)

    January 8, 2015 at 07:57

    • Hammersteyn

      January 8, 2015 at 08:12

      Lol!

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    • Skyblue

      January 8, 2015 at 08:29

      I still crank up Virtua Racing Deluxe on an emulator when the mood grabs me.

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      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 8, 2015 at 08:45

        Ahhh…The Virtua games! …. Used to LOVE Virtua Cop

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        • Skyblue

          January 8, 2015 at 08:56

          All the Virtua games were in a golden era for arcades. Consoles killed the local arcade as we knew it and I’m fine with that actually.

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          • Quo Vadis?

            January 8, 2015 at 08:58

            No more standing in front of a machine in a dodge arcade or a café that swallows 20c likes its jellytots. Yea, I can live with that.

  3. Lord Chaos

    January 8, 2015 at 08:13

    I’ve barely collected enough organs to sell to get a console and now I need to go get more…

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  4. Hammersteyn

    January 8, 2015 at 08:16

    If you haven’t played a game in a couple of months delete it. Storage space sorted.

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    • Jonah Cash

      January 8, 2015 at 08:26

      That is what I do!! If I am done with a game I delete it, but now I have the problem of the “free” PS+ games that I downloaded…. Can’t delete those otherwise I have to redownload!! And my 20gig cap is barely making it as it is!!

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 8, 2015 at 08:30

        10 years ago 20 Gb was a MONSTROUS amount of data. Now, meh….

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        • Ghost In The Rift

          January 8, 2015 at 08:34

          Yup,now games are reaching 50gb for an single game,excluding day 1 patches..0_o

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          • Quo Vadis?

            January 8, 2015 at 08:35

            Madness. Once games stop being released on disc, I will hang up my controller.

          • Lord Chaos

            January 8, 2015 at 08:35

            And here I thought the whole appeal of consoles are that you just put the disk in and play. 😛

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 8, 2015 at 08:37

            it used to be my friend. Now, not so much anymore. I’m prolly going to be that dad one day telling my kids “in my day, we had games on disc. and I had to walk through five miles of snow to go and buy it”

          • Skyblue

            January 8, 2015 at 08:38

            “and it was uphill, there and back!”

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 8, 2015 at 08:41

            “at night, with only a candle and a blanket to protect me from the elements. You kids have it way too easy these days!” Urgh I am turning into MY father!

          • Skyblue

            January 8, 2015 at 08:43

            lol, aren’t we all. I cringe at some of the stuff the Mrs says to the kids sometimes because she’s turning into her mother. Time for something young and dumb again 😉

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 8, 2015 at 08:46

            hahahaha I agree. Someone who actually believes the drivel that pours out of your mouth when you’re trying to manipulate something. “I know you don’t like the taste, but its good for your skin…. if you swallow”

          • Skyblue

            January 8, 2015 at 08:47

            ROFL

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 8, 2015 at 08:48

            And I wonder WHY I’m still single :/

      • Hammersteyn

        January 8, 2015 at 08:36

        With the new option I just added Injustice to my Library. That way I can download it whenever. You don’t have to download the games anymore.

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        • Jonah Cash

          January 8, 2015 at 08:56

          I know, but I wanted to play Injustice. And now I also downloaded First light and The Swapper!! Wanted to buy both over December, so I am over the moon!!

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          • Skyblue

            January 8, 2015 at 08:57

            The Swapper is amazeballs. Finished it on PC last year, very addictive.

          • Jonah Cash

            January 8, 2015 at 08:58

            I almost bought it last year, but went for Child of Light instead and that game was really good!! But I still eyed The Swapper, so very happy that I can play it with my sub!!

          • Hammersteyn

            January 8, 2015 at 09:17

            Downloading First Light as well. But I really really want to play Duke Nukem again.

    • Skyblue

      January 8, 2015 at 08:30

      But but but… games are the only thing I hoard

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 8, 2015 at 08:34

        It’s still part of your library so you can always download it again.

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        • Skyblue

          January 8, 2015 at 08:37

          Yeah I know, just like my horrible Steam “not finished” section that seems to get larger all the time. Still cracking away at Shadow of Mordor on PC atm though and really enjoying it. Picked up GTA V for PS4 in December and still haven’t played it more than 20 minutes so SoM is really good imo.

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          • Gareth Smith

            January 8, 2015 at 10:42

            Top game, loved it. Burnt through it quick even though I got all those light thingies on the walls.

            Spoiler alert : Getting them all does absolutely nothing. I was begging for some extra lore or something, so that was my only downer with a great game. Looking forward to GTA V now.

    • Quo Vadis?

      January 8, 2015 at 08:31

      I still have 883 Gb left on mine. No need to delete for the foreseeable future 🙂

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    • Marc O Polo

      January 8, 2015 at 11:03

      • Hammersteyn

        January 8, 2015 at 11:27

        Sweet Thanks! XD

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        • Marc O Polo

          January 8, 2015 at 11:32

          it finally appeared… gonna get a price from pinnacle when I’m back at work next week, takealot and kalahari have it for around R1700, will let u know what it costs at pinnacle

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          • Hammersteyn

            January 8, 2015 at 11:47

            That’s pretty cheap for a SSD

    • Marc O Polo

      January 8, 2015 at 11:19

      there is a cool way to upgrade to 2tb, posted a link but it seems to have dissapeared…

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 8, 2015 at 11:26

        If memory serves you can just insert a empty HD in the PS and it will format it automatically. But then I would need to redownload Destiny, GTAV, Diablo 3,etc. Way to much bandwidth needed.

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        • Marc O Polo

          January 8, 2015 at 11:33

          yeah downloading again is gonna be a bitch, that’s why i wanna upgrade asap…

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  5. Ghost In The Rift

    January 8, 2015 at 08:19

    Surgeon Simulator Darryn???

    Why didnt you use that knowledge to save Tali?..0_o

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  6. AnimeAfrica

    January 8, 2015 at 08:22

    Bidding Will Start Soon

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  7. Quo Vadis?

    January 8, 2015 at 08:28

    The PS3 was much easier to sort out. I bought a 12Gb console, then a bracket and a 1Tb harddrive (All they had, nothing smaller). Unclipped the side of the console, inserted bracket with 2.5″ harddrive, problem sorted. All done in less than 5 minutes for less than 4K in total.

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    • Ghost In The Rift

      January 8, 2015 at 08:33

      I did exactly the same,and the ps3 12gb is way much cheaper than the 500gb,even if you buy your own 1tb drive it is still cheaper.

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  8. FoxOneZA

    January 8, 2015 at 11:12

    You better make sure it’s a 5900rpm HDD you’re putting into that HDD bay or you will end up with a mini crater on the corner of your PS4.

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  9. More HD Space & Battery Life

    January 9, 2015 at 04:22

    Next Gen console title Check
    Modern day games Check
    Inovative design Check
    PR Check

    Controller battery life, More HD Capacitity.

    FUCK!

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